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If China Became Democratic, What Would Be the First 20 Things They Would Change?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-9-21 18:39:03 |Display all floors
Limit the annual income to 200K USD? Two things: 1) how can you stop people making money after 200K? and on what grounds? 2) Countries that have laws like that are not democratic, sounds like North Korea style madness.

200K is not very much. It is an income of normal successful upper middle class person in the west. The problem for China are the government related thieves that steal billions, not millions.

The most important things China is missing are: 1) real protection of private property, 2) freedom of speech, 3) free press, 4) CPC free court system 5) enforcing the law, 6) strict environment protection laws, 7) dismantle of the hukou system. Let's start with those 7 and take it from there.

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Post time 2014-9-23 04:10:08 |Display all floors
Democracy from an idealistic standpoint is a nice thought, but from a practical standpoint, it has serious drawbacks.

Just look at the U.S. Many of its voters think "trickle down economics" works even though economists have known for years it DOESN'T.
Economics is the most important thing.
And also, many voters have a emotional "Knee jerk" reaction to go to war.
Just look at how much the U.S. spends on wasteful wars.
Just for these reason alone ( and there are many others, though less inmportant ) China might be better off having very smart people at the top making these decisions, rather than a poorlily informed general population.

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Post time 2017-8-19 03:40:48 |Display all floors
First of all, the democracy of Iceland which has its good points, or the fake, non-existent democracy of totalitarian France? Or something in between these parameters?

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